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Powerhouse Arena Catalogue: Issue One (No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn)by Powerhouse Magazine
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Fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, and film, into a glorious magazine unlike anything you've ever seen, powerHouse Magazine showcases artists and writers who share our collective vision about culture and its place in the world.
The premier issue, No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn, is a 30 year retrospective of Hip Hop culture documenting its humble beginnings in the South Bronx through its glorious rise to global domination. But this is by no means a story of celebrity, fame, and mass-market names. As KRS-One said, "Rap is something you do, Hip Hop is something you live." And No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn is dedicated to the people and to the streets, paying tribute to the founders, the innovators, and the next generation, featuring works by Charlie Ahearn, Patti Astor, Janette Beckman, Peter Beste, BL. ONE, Boogie, Burgerworld, Martha Camarillo, Henry Chalfant, Vincent Cianni, Claw Money, Martha Cooper, and more.
A twice-yearly publication launching in October 2006, each issue of powerHouse Arena Catalogue will have a single editorial focus inspired by a central group exhibition at The powerHouse Arena, located at 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. But the cataloge is more than a standard exhibition catalogue: it is a stand-alone publication designed to complement the show by featuring a selection of carefully curated work. Featuring never-before-published art and texts, as well as highlights from powerHouse Books' landmark monographs and the archives of exhibiting artists (who have been selected by powerHouse because of their innovative approach and enduring relevance to the scene), powerHouse Arena Catalogue presents a deeply informed collection of work providing unparalleled insight into the world in which we live.
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